Posted by: Victor | April 19, 2007

Dorothy Day: What War Does

“You just need to look at what the gospel asks, and what war does. The gospel asks that we feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked, welcome the homeless, visit the prisoner, and perform works of mercy. War does all the opposite. It makes my neighbor hungry, thirsty, homeless, a prisoner, and sick. The gospel asks us to take up our cross. War asks us to lay the cross of suffering on others.”

– Dorothy Day



  1. This quote definitely cuts to the heart of war. In fact war is anti-gospel. The gospel brings man to peace with his Creator and his fellow man. If the gospel does not accomplish peace between fellow men then on what grounds me we assume that the gospel is efficacious in bringing peace between us and God?

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